Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Patricia Maurice

Education:
B.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
M.S., Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College
Ph.D., Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Areas of Expertise: Studies of mineral−water interface geochemistry; Organic and microbial interactions with mineral surfaces; Geochemistry of humic substances; Soil chemistry; Chemical weathering; Hydrology and biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands; Remediation of metal contamination; Global climate change; Geologic nanoparticles and their interactions with organic matter, microbes, and metals

Recent Articles:

  • Hochella, M.F., Jr., Lower, S.K., Maurice, P.A., Penn, R.L., Sahai, N., Sparks, D.L., and Twining, B.S. "Nanominerals, mineral nanoparticles, and Earth chemistry" (2008)
  • "Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces from the Nanoscale to the Global Scale. A textbook" (2009)
  • Dehner, C.A., Awaya, J.D., Maurice, P.A., and DuBois, J.L. "Use of sideropohores, oxalate, and reductants for iron mobilization from the mineral hematite by the obligate aerobe Pseudomonas mendocina" (2010)
  • Dehner, C.A., Barton, L.E., Maurice, P.A., and Dubois, J.L. "Size−dependent bioavailability of hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles to a common aerobic bacterium" (2011)

Office: 152 Fitzpatrick
Email: PMaurice@nd.edu